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, the silence has been broken. scotland yard released a statement saying that the steady leaks to the media are getting in the way of their investigation. but scotland yard itself is accused of being involved in this scandal for taking bribes, as well as turning a blind eye to the news of the world's tactics. >>> leon panetta has been to iraq and afghanistan before but never as defense secretary, that happened this weekend, he's only been on the job for 11 days and already those traveling with him say there's been an unmistakable change at the top at the pentagon. our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski is traveling with him and tonight has an exclusive interview with the secretary. >> reporter: the new secretary of defense leon panetta surveyed iraq from a u.s. military helicopter today and was troubled by the landscape below. u.s. forces here, set to withdraw by the end of the year, are once again caught up in a war. 15 troops were killed last month by roadside bombs. panetta told a gathering of soldiers today the killing must end. >> my first responsibility as secretary of defense is
. tonight, scotland yard's lead investigator says there may be as many as 4,000 victims in the case against rupert murdoch's media empire and among them, former prime minister gordon brown who says his family's privacy was violated by a story that hit very close to home. stephanie gosk has the report from london. >> reporter: the british public wants answers. rupert murdoch and top executive, rebecca brooks have all been asked to testify next week before a parliament committee. the powerful trio have yet to agree but "news international" the subsidiary that ran "the news of the world" is already defending itself against the latest allegations. in an interview on the bbc today, former prime minister, gordon brown, accused "news international" of employing known criminals to dig up personal information. >> i'm shocked. i'm genuinely shocked to find this happened because of the links with criminals. >> reporter: in 2006, a murdoch paper run at the time by rebecca brooks reported that brown's newborn son has cystic fibrosis. now brown questions the methods the paper used to get that information
royal watchers from as far away as scotland. >> we watched the royal wedding and then we started planning to be here when we heard there were coming to l.a. >> they wrapped up their nine- day canadian tour with the calgary stampede where they mangled with the ip's right up until their flight to the united states -- where they mingled with vip's. they will stay at the british consul general mentioned in historic hancock park. tomorrow, prince william plays and a charity polo match in santa barbara and then they will help promote the british film industry at a black-tie event for the british academy of film and television arts. that event will feature up-and- coming british talent, and we are told a lot of hollywood royalty is on the invitation list, including nicole kidman and tom hanks. they will visit an art center for disadvantaged youth in los angeles before heading home sunday afternoon. >> now, your insta-weather forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> heavy showers and storms slowly making their way across the state, but just about ready to move out of here. st
in the past 24 hours as part of the investigation. scotland yard says he was questioned on suspicion of corruption. our political editor reports. >> can you tell us what happened? >> what happened, the cops nikced cameron's man. >> are you the fall guy for this scandal? >> he was arrested and questioned for nine hours at the police station today on suspicion of conspiring to intercept the indications and corruption's. his former boss had thought that the stand would disappear. instead, it exploded in his face. the prime minister decided to plead guilty for failing to take seriously the epidemic of phone hacking. >> we turned a blind eye to the need to sort this issue and to get on top of the bad practices, to change the way our newspapers are regulated. we have not gripped this issue. >> there was mitigating circumstances. they wanted the papers to help him win. >> their relationship became too close. we were all in this world and wanted the support of newspapering groups. did we ask questions about how these organizations are regulated and malpractice and the rest of it. no, we did
as scotland. >> we adore them and we just happened to be hire at tere at t time. >> we watched the wedding and we heard they were coming to l.a. >> reporter: southern california is the couple's only stop during their three day u.s. visit. though elton john and david and victor i can't remember beckham have homes here, they'll stay at the british council general's mansion in hancock park where they were welcomed friday night by top state and city leaders. next on the agenda, prince william plays in a clarity polo match in santa barbara, then they'll help promote the british film industry at a black tie event for the british academy of film and television arts. jina kim, nbc news, beverly hills. >>> coming up on 16 after the hour. a little polo, hollywood time. i would imagine there will be a lot of celeb brrity visiting. >> and do you let him win? some people say yes. i say you'll be wren written down in the record books if you beat him. anyway, we have plenty of sunshine coming our way. we'll talk about all the detail -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal. is there a prize in t
that scotland yard has made an arrest in the scandal that has rocked rupert murdoch's media empire and yet another remainor how serious the hacking investigation is. london's top police officer faces a public grilling today. dan rivers is on that for us. dan, what do you think? >> reporter: paul stevenson, the top policeman in the uk, is being questioned at the moment by the metropolitan police authority. particularly coming under pressure because, this morning, they arrested a former deputy editor i "the news of the world" neil wallace, arrest number nine as part of this and the other inquiry into corrupt or bribing police officials for information. now, the important thing is here is already we know one of the senior policemen in scotland yard john yates has already admitted having lunches with neil wallace, the man now arrested. a lot of pressure on one senior policeman, john yates, therefore, top pleasure on the top policemen. rupert and james murdoch are hounded in the people behind the building me to come and appear and justify what happened in their newspapers. james murdoch saying
at scotland yard. i always put the victim fifirst but here i didn't follow my principle, and that is my greatest regret. this morning, murdock arrived here in london from the u.s. to try to contain the crisis. but it may be too late. it may have already derailed a plan to take over the $20 billion b sky b satellite network. >> i think people learn about the fufu extent of what happened, what started as a public relations nightmare could become a financial problem. >> reporter: not just a financial problem, also a legal problem. murdoch's own son is one of many people who could face criminal charges. a footnote, here on the independent sunday, a little jab at "the news of the world," no phone hacking, no law breaking just good, honest journalism. bianna. >>> no doubt a huge shock for the publication world. jeffrey, thank you. some of those newspapers will cover why we're here in los angeles. of coursrstalking about the royal couple in america. last night in this theater, it was all about hollywood glamour and star power. who better than abc's bob woodruff to tell us about the night? it w
of july 8, 1998, an oil and gas platform off the coast of scotland was a scene of a dramatic disaster. suddenly burst into flames because of a massive gas leak on board. as the alfa exploded and burned in the ocean, hundreds of crew members on the rig were thrust into a fight for their lives. for hours giant fire balls engulfed the rig, feeding the flames. then on july 8, 1988, this day, the massive loss of life resulting from the disaster started to become evident. >> rescue workers in the north sea say they have given up any hope of finding anymore of the 149 men still missing in the oil rig fire there. 17 men are confirmed dead. >> one survivor called it a big bang, turned the huge platform into an inferno. the platform split in two, most workers were in sleep, trapped in their bedrooms. >> after the piper alpha exploded, rescue vessels arrived on scene to put out the flames. even though the rescue vessels were experiencing difficulties. then there was the main firefighting vessel, the one you see here, it was crippled by its own bad design. its rescue bridge and firefighting syste
of the investigation for scotland yard told parliament this week that this investigation is ongoing and it's going to grow. she expects it to widen. there is no limit to it at this point. she did allude to the fact there could be more arrests. the arrest this morning was a 60-year-old former editor of "news of the world." his name is neil wallace. he was also the deputy to andy colson, who was arrested last weekend, a spokesperson for prime minister cameron. there's a lot of interest around his control of the paper and what it did while he was its steward. >> we were just showing new jersey senator frank lautenberg there, who has gone so far as to say look, news corp is an american corporation and could actually face consequences based on american laws, no matter where the crime allegedly happened. we'll have to wait and see how that plays out. stephanie, thank you. >>> a confessed child killer is due in court today. suspect levi aron is expected to be arraigned soon. aron led police to the body of 8-year-old leibby kletzky in his brooklyn apartment. the little boy that he confessed that he smothe
at london's scotland yard. called before plig politicians answer accusations of systemic incompetence and their answers are telling. >> we know that, there always will be. >> reporter: so who did take bribes? among those questioned, former police officer andy hayman who now writes for "news international." ironic that he led a criticized investigation against the company for phone hacking in 2006. >> while a police officer, did you ever receive payment from any news -- >> good god! absolutely not. i can't believe you suggested that. >> lots of people -- >> come on. absolutely no way. i can say to you -- >> mr. hayman -- >> no, come on, chairman, that's not fair. >> the police woman leading the current investigation into news international phone hacking says the reputation of the entire metropolitan police force is now on the line. >> i think it's everybody's analysis that confidence has been damaged, and i don't -- and i don't doubt if we don't get this right, it will continue to be damaged. >> let's try to get a sense of where this is going. with us the chief washington columnist and
's brought out royal watchers from as far away as scotland. >> we adore them and we just happened to be here at the right time. >> we watched the royal wedding and then we started planning because we heard that they were coming to l.a. >> reporter: southern california is the couple's only stop during their visit, though elton john and david and victoria beckham have homes here, they'll stay at the british council general's mansion in hancock park where they were welcomed friday night by top state and city leaders. next on the agenda, prince william plays in a clarity polo match in santa barbara, and then they'll help promote the british film industry at a black tie event for the british academy of film and television arts. gjengina kim, nbc news, beverly hills. >> they would told me some folks were paying as muches as $60,000 to get a chance to play polo with the prince. could you imagine? >> if you've got the money, great. and you're not going to have that opportunity very often. >> you can play with me for a lot less. a lot less. and i'll bring the drinks and hot dogs. just invite me. for
for scotland yard gave testimony that shows how big this scandal has become. they say they have a list of 4,000 potential victims and additional 5,000 phone numbers that need to be analyzed and so far they've only notified 170 people. with daily accusations piling up and the list of high-profile targets including a former prime minister and the royal family, growing longer and longer, british parliament has decided it wants to hear directly from those in charge. rupert murdock, his son james, chief execive, and executive prebekaa brooks, has been asked to testify next week in front of parliament. >> what's really interesting is that until now, rupe rupert mur was confident that all parties are going to support him. now they're all turning against him. >> reporter: murdoch shut down the "news of the world" because of what was described as toxic culture. but the company is fighting back against allegations involving two of the other papers, "the sun" and "the sunday times." they wanted to get a 2006 article about his child's cystic fi breaux says, suggesting their methods may have been illega
people have been arrested but it may not end there. scotland yard believes the investigation will continue to grow and along with it the pressure on rupert murdoch's media empire. >> that was stephanie gosk. >> the real story there and willie touched on it, hugh grant has looked the same for 20 years. before knotting hill -- >> doesn't get work done. >> there was -- he did "about a boy", i like that one but he got old there then he got young again. i don't know how that happens. he's looking good. isn't that the story, the best analysis you've heard this morning. >> i would like to follow up with simon. >> you know who else hasn't aged? >> who? >> i remember watching him and it was in '63, the beatles still a year away but simon hobbs known as the ed sullivan of great britain, he hasn't aged a year. >> it's extraordinary, it's in the british genes. good morning. you know the germans have a word, it's called -- >> what are you upset about today? >> the germans have a word it's taking place here at other people's misfortune. in business terms, you know, you cut through really w
and kate if they had their choice they would be rambling the highlands of scotland. they are not jalz jazzed by cely at all. they appreciate the value of celebrity, they respect their talent and also l.a. they know people have deep pockets so this weekend is an opportunity to raise money for william's charity. >> we're seeing faces, folks there, jennifer lopez, her husband, marc anthony. anybody else? >> tonight at the event there are 300 people going there, 42 up and coming british talent, the idea is to mingle them with the hollywood movers and shakers, nicole kidman, quentin tarantino, barbra streisand. >> the beckhams. >> they're friends but not pally, pally. william and david were trying to get the world cup in england last year, so they know each other as colleagues, they certainly have got things in common but not like they're popping over there for cocktails before dinner. >> catherine has been getting major kudos for outfits. any special style she'll bring to the l.a. trip. >> i hope so. we've come to expect this from catherine, was wearing an american designer last night, a
it used to obtain gordon brown's sons medical records. even so, scotland yard is investigating all of the accusations and is casting a wide net. pop singer george michael says he's being called in for questioning after a number of tweets he posted about rebecca brooks me said in one of them that she told him that almost all of their information comes directly from police. in a later tweet he said that police received, quote, a nice little wad of cash for the service. ann? >> this story just keeps on growing. thank you so much. >>> 7:09. here's matt. >> ann, thanks very much. now to washington and the heat that president obama and congressional leaders are under to reach a deal on slashing the budget deficit. nbc's kristen welker is at the white house with the latest on this. good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. good to see you, too. president obama will meet with congressional leaders again today. the two sides still very much deadlocked. and the clock is ticking. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: with the deadline looming, president obama and congressional leaders me
of quick headlines for you. scotland yard has made another rest in the scandal linked to the now defunct news of the world. the paper was part of a news international, the u.k. newspaper division of newscorp which, of course, is owned by rupert murdoch and that's the parent company of fox news. well, newscorp apparently will have a response to that coming up. and take a look at this. an austrian man allowed to wear a pasta strainer in his driver's license photo. the man told officials that he's a pastafarian and it's an expression of his religious freedom. really, he's an atheist who was trying to make a point. funny. clayton? >> what i usually wear. thanks, gretchen. it's a county deep in debt. nassau county, new york is already hundreds of millions of dollars in the red. but now, the county wants taxpayers to take on $400 million in additional debt to build a new hockey stadium. for the islanders. this is really a good idea? tom swazy is a former nassau county executive and joins us to talk about it. nice to see you. >> how are you doing? >> how can they get away with this? >> there
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